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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 1:11 p.m. MST

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worf
Mcallen, TX

Hmm? Which of these two are the better leader?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@worf Obama, obviously. Or do radio hosts and klingons think we should take our orders from Israel?
I'll never understand the relationship neocons have with Israel or why we pay them 2 billion a year to spy on us and manipulate or government with one of the biggest lobbyist groups in Washington.

I'm guessing millions in my campaign or pocket might enlighten me though too.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

@UVH

Actually, US Taxpayer generosity towards Israel has amounted to 3 billion a year in military aid since 1985, and extends even further back to the mid-20th century. According to a Congressional Research Service report, no other country has received more foreign assistance from the United States than Israel from World War II until now, and it was the largest annual recipient of U.S. foreign assistance for each year from 1976 to 2004, when Iraq became a high priority.

Israel also benefits from special treatment from US Taxpayers, such as the fact that all of its yearly aid is delivered within the first 30 days of the new fiscal year. Most other allies of the U.S. get their assistance through installments that are spread out over the year. Additionally, Israel gets to use some of its U.S. military assistance for research and development in the United States and for military purchases from Israeli manufacturers. But the Jewish state must spend 80% of its help from Washington on military hardware made in the USA, which aids American manufacturers, especially during recessionary times.

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